Tokyo Game Show 2014: Opening Report

Business Day starts! A huge lineup of all kinds of new games is in store!

AFA is Held in Indonesia!

Eir Aoi, Egoist, T.M.Revolution, DJ Kazu! Popular anime song singers appeared at Anime Festival Asia Indonesia 2014!

Sanrio Expo 2014 is Held

Tons of new Sanrio products! Many Hello Kitty, Kirimi-chan, and even Gudetama products introduced!

"Rurouni Kenshin: The Legend Ends" Opens

The climax of the Kyoto arc is finally here!

Production on TV Anime *Show By Rock!!* Announced

From Sanrio! A TV anime themed after a rock band will begin its late-night broadcast in 2015!

The Cute Pullip Series Takes on *Alice in Wonderland*! Welcome to the World of “Classical Alice”!

Pullip is an impressive line of fashion dolls that have big heads, slender arms and legs, and lovely eyes. Here on TOM, we’ve previously introduced Pullips born from collaborations with such works as Sailor Moon and Rozen Maiden.

"Terraformars" Swarm Figures to Release

A huge outbreak of 50-millimeter-tall Terraformars will take over sweet shops!

Miku Effector Releasing in October

Have Miku sing by using a guitar! The first ever in the world! Introducing the Vocaloid effector Miku Stomp!

First *One Piece* Game Coming to the PlayStation 4 - *One Piece: Pirate Warriors 3*

A new game in the One Piece: Pirate Warriors series, a collaboration between the popular series One Piece and Warriors that has sold over 2 million copies worldwide, is coming to the PS4.

Sixth Doll Hinaichigo Enters the Pullip x *Rozen Maiden* Collaborative Series! Elegant Photos with Other Rozen Maidens!!

Rozen Maiden is one of the popular collaborative series from Pullip fashion dolls. Though Kirakishou was just released in July, Hinaichigo, the sixth doll, is already joining the Pullip ranks.

Become a Manga Translator! An Interview with the Manga Translation Battle Winner (Part 1)

Recently, the Manga Translation Battle has been gaining attention as a gateway to success for aspiring translators. In this interview series, we’ll talk with previous winners of the contest about their past and what lies ahead for them as manga translators.

*Attack on Titan* and *KanColle* Figures Available for Pre-Order Aug. 28!

One angel, and one demon? Starting Aug. 28, two high-quality figures from the Wonderful Hobby Selection Series, “Colossal Titan Takayuki Takeya Ver.” and “Yamato Kai: Heavy Armament Ver.” are now available for pre-order.

“Change Games, Change Play” - Tokyo Game Show 2014 Draws Near!

This year’s Tokyo Game Show will be held from Sept. 18-21 (open to the general public on the 20 and 21).

Hatsune Miku Collaboration Yatsuhashi to Be Sold at Magical Mirai 2014 in Osaka!

Collaborative yatsuhashi between virtual singer Hatsune Miku and Shogoin Yatsuhashi Honten, a long-running yatsuhashi company established in 1689, will be sold at the event Hatsune Miku Magical Mirai 2014 in Osaka to be held on Aug. 30 at Intex Osaka.

Booming Worldwide? Socks that Look Just Like Sushi!

Salmon, shrimp, and tuna. These delicious-looking socks designed after sushi are trending!

Interview: Live-Action *Rurouni Kenshin* Director Keishi Otomo

An interview with Keishi Otomo, the director behind the live-action Rurouni Kenshin film series.

We Talk With Otaku from Around the World in the Otaku Paradise, Akihabara!

America, France, Italy, Brazil. We met anime and manga fans from around the world!

2014 Summer Comiket Photo Report: Cute & Sexy Content

Cosplay from new anime dominated the scene! We focus on everything cute and sexy we found at this summer’s Comic Market!

1,000 Pikachus Take Over Yokohama!

Even Ash is surprised! It’s a huge outbreak of Pikachus! Yokohama is dyed yellow!

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Jun. 17, 2014 12:2236

Interlink Set to Open New Internet Domain ".moe" for Anime Lovers, Cosplayers and Hobbyists around World

Interlink Set to Open New Internet Domain ".moe" for Anime Lovers, Cosplayers and Hobbyists around World

Interlink Co., Ltd., a new Domain Registry Operator, announced on July 17 that it will open the Internet’s most unique Top Level Domain (TLD)(1), ".moe", to the public starting Tuesday June 17th.

Jun. 17, 2014 07:006

Second Trailer for Saint Seiya Movie Releases, Includes Yoshiki’s Music Along with a Struggle Between the Bronze Saints

Second Trailer for *Saint Seiya* Movie Releases, Includes Yoshiki’s Music Along with a Struggle Between the Bronze Saints

The movie Saint Seiya: Legend of Sanctuary will release countrywide on June 21. The talked-about work is the movie version of Masami Kurumada’s popular manga with new visuals.

Jun. 17, 2014 01:004

A Full Introduction to Pullip Violetta, a Cute Doll Born from a Collaboration with tokidoki and Hello Kitty!

A Full Introduction to Pullip Violetta, a Cute Doll Born from a Collaboration with tokidoki and Hello Kitty!

Pullip is a diverse series of dolls that has collaborated with anime, games, artists, movies, apparel brands, and more. Even for those who aren’t interested in dolls, many hobby fans surely can call to mind the look of their unique proportions and huge eyes.

Jun. 16, 2014 13:002

Gundam Build Fighters New TV Series to Start This Fall

*Gundam Build Fighters* New TV Series to Start This Fall

There will be a new development for Gundam Build Fighters, an anime broadcast from October 2013 to March 2014 that boasts a broad popularity that includes kids to adults.

Jun. 16, 2014 07:003

Sanrio Cafe Appears in Harajuku! Abundant Original Menu Includes My Melody and Kuromi Parfaits and More

Sanrio Cafe Appears in Harajuku! Abundant Original Menu Includes My Melody and Kuromi Parfaits and More

The limited time Sanrio Character Ranking Cafe will be open from June 28 (Sat.) to July 31 (Thurs.) at Tokyu Plaza in Harajuku, Omotesando.

Jun. 16, 2014 01:0010

Interview: Manga Artist and Illustrator Hiroyuki Asada [2/2]

Interview: Manga Artist and Illustrator Hiroyuki Asada [2/2]

In Part 2 of our interview, we talk with Asada about the birth of his popular manga series Tegami Bachi.

Jun. 15, 2014 20:0028

School Swimsuit Cafe Girls Press Onigiri, Help Us Get Through the Damp and Dreary Rainy Season

School Swimsuit Cafe Girls Press Onigiri, Help Us Get Through the Damp and Dreary Rainy Season

We checked out the School Swimsuit Cafe, a place that features female waitresses who serve you in one-piece swimsuits. We were overwhelmed by their bare legs and bikini lines!

Jun. 15, 2014 07:002

Seventeen Stores Throughout Akihabara to Participate in Stamp Rally for Akame ga Kill!

Seventeen Stores Throughout Akihabara to Participate in Stamp Rally for *Akame ga Kill!*

The dark fantasy Akame ga Kill! which is currently serializing in the monthly magazine Gangan Joker (Square Enix) is becoming an anime.

Jun. 15, 2014 04:1223

Ota-Q: "What anime character would you want as your dad?"

Ota-Q: "What anime character would you want as your dad?"

Just what anime character do fans most want as their dad?

Jun. 15, 2014 01:002

Popular Manga Fantasista Stella is Becoming an Anime, Player Keisuke Honda Collaborates on Draft

Popular Manga *Fantasista Stella* is Becoming an Anime, Player Keisuke Honda Collaborates on Draft

The popular soccer manga Fantasista Stella currently serializing in the manga magazine Shonen Sunday (Shogakukan) is becoming an anime.

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